All-Star Blues Show
Friday Night All-Star Blues Show
Friday, July 26, 2019
Inside the walls of the Fort Langley National Historic Site
Gates open: 6:00pm
You won’t want to miss this show! It will be magical and something very special.
We’ll have the best of the best blues musicians playing inside the walls of the historic Fort, which has a natural amphitheatre and is beautifully lit at night.
Opening the blues show is the Mud Bay Blues Band.
Headlining the blues show is the award-winning Steve Kozak Band.
STEVE KOZAK BAND
+ ABOUT MUD BAY
For 40 years (and counting) MUD BAY has been electrifying audiences with their unique brand of high-intensity original Rock, Roots and Blues music. Weathering more than a few storms along the way, they have been hailed true Soul Survivors — “The Band That Won’t Go Away” — much to the delight of music lovers worldwide.
The 5-piece group features four songwriters (three of whom are lead vocalists. Underlying this diversity, however, is a shared vision honed by decades of playing music together. No matter who wrote it or who sings it, it comes out sounding like MUD BAY.
The music is danceable, featuring original independent roots and blues with vintage rhythm and blues stylings mixed in. Their sound reflects a wide range of influences — classic Chicago blues, country, cajun, rock, soul — all finding common ground inside well-crafted, inventive songs.
+ ABOUT STEVE KOZAK BAND
The Steve Kozak Band is Maple Blues Award winner: Steve Kozak, guitar and vocals, Michael Kalanj, piano and organ (Powder Blues Band, Jim Byrnes, Spencer Davis, Chris Isaak ), Roger Brant on bass guitar, (Hound Dog, Amos Garrett), 'Steady Rollin' John Nolan on drums (Sonny Phillips, Jimmy Smith, Mose Allison, Joe Pass, Linton Garner, Wynton Marsalis, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Charlie Byrd).
One of Canada’s finest blues artists, Steve Kozak has been turning heads of blues fans in Canada for over thirty years since he first broke onto the Vancouver scene in the mid-eighties.
When it comes to tasty West coast blues guitar, Kozak’s name is at the top of the list in this nation -- just ask greats like Duke Robillard and James Harman who have shared the stage with this gifted bandleader, instrumentalist, writer and singer.
Gaining national recognition in 2012, Steve Kozak was nominated by industry professionals from across Canada and won a prestigious Maple Blues Award for New Artist or Group of the Year. Steve was also awarded The Ambassador of the Blues Award for 2012 by the Blues Underground Network.
The Steve Kozak Band was nominated for a 2017 Western Canadian Music Award for Blues Artists of the year and for a 2017 Fraser Valley Music Award for Blues Artists of the Year.
For more information, visit: stevekozakband.com/home
Closing the blues show is an All-Star Blues Jam hosted by Vancouver’s Ambassador of the Blues, Jim Byrnes and featuring the who’s who of the Vancouver blues scene: Wailin’ Al Walker, Harpdog Brown, Joani Bye, Dalannah, Murray Porter, Brandon Isaak and special guests, Smilin’ Jack Smith and Joe Mock.
Jazz Around Town & JazzFest AfterParty
Want to keep dancing and enjoying the music after dark? Join us for the inaugural JazzFest AfterParty that follows the All-Star Blues show on Friday, July 26 from 9:00 pm to midnight at these Fort Langley restaurants for some great live jazz and blues, late-night appies and drinks:
Frequently Asked questions
Where will the festival take place?
Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley, B.C. V1M 2R5
Full wheelchair accessibility.
First Aid and security personnel on site
Limited shade available
Is parking available?
We strongly encourage carpooling for festival attendees that are coming from outside the Langley region. Make the most of your trip to Fort Langley and come early and enjoy one of our great restaurant and explore the great shopping.
Free public parking is available in the parking lot in front of the Fort Langley National Historic Site and in the grassy orchard area beside the Fort.
What designated driver services and taxis are available?
Please don’t drink and drive. Get Home Safe!
Companies that pick your car up and drive it home:
A Safe Alternative
$45 for anything up to the first 10km, and $2.75 per km after that
D.A.D.D (Dial A Designated Driver)
Only available after 5pm
Only available after 6pm
$22 dispatch fee and then $2.25/km
Aldergrove Langley Taxi
What can I bring to the festival?
· Picnic/outside food and non-alcohol beverages
· Low Rise Lawn Chair (Maximum 5” Legs)
· Blanket (Max 10 square feet per person)
· Two pieces of ID (For alcohol purchases)
· Backpacks (Medium to small sized only)
· Digital / Disposable cameras (Non-professional)
· Service & guide animals
What am I not allowed to bring?
· No outside alcohol
· No Professional Cameras/Video Cameras/Audio Recording Devices/Drones/Remote Flying Devices/Seﬂie Sticks
· No Large Umbrellas
· No Inﬂatable Chairs
· No Flags & Banners
· No Glass Containers
· No Tarps
· No Fireworks, Explosives and Weapons of any kind
· No illegal or illicit substances.
· No lasers, air horns.
· No visible gang affiliated clothing.
What are the festival rules?
· All ages are welcome (Nursing station and stroller parking available)
· Must be 19 years or older to consume alcohol.
· Please bring 2 pieces of ID including at least one photo ID.
· Must have a valid ticket to enter.
· All guests will be subject to search upon entry.
· Service & guide animals only